looking to get my first pair of Vass and wanted some opinions on some models/colors I have in mind. After confirming with Rezso that the F last can be made in an H width, I am interested in several shoes including: the Old english II (#62), italian oxford (#63), French oxford (#126), all on the F last.
Now I know most will say the OE II in oxblood, which I love and probably first drew my attention to Vass. But I am planning on wearing these at my wedding, so keep that in mind. I am not a huge fan of black shoes but maybe the OE has a little too much brogueing as well? Either way, I will be wearing a medium gray suit. I would really like to do something a little unorthodox, like maybe navy calf skin with navy grain or suede on a small section towards the laces. Does this seem a little too much? I'm wlecoming any and all opinions since I am having a terrible time deciding with the huge number of possibilities with models/color/calf alone or with grain or suede.
Wouldn't touch anything navy; its a #menswear fad like those camouflage fabric blogger short blazers back in '08. The only acceptable navy shoes are navy suede drivers.
OE2 is great, oxblood and black both works well. I would skip the Italian Oxford since the adelaide pattern by Vass is already goofy. Not sure how French oxford would look since there's no toe pattern weighing down on the balmoral line; and being a new pattern, how it will look stretched to a wide/G or double wide/F fitting.
Black will always look good with mid to dark colored suits in shades of gray and navy.